FirstMate Weight Control/Senior Pacific Ocean Fish Meal Formula Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Dry Dog Food

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Description

FirstMate’s Pacific Ocean Fish Weight Control/Senior formula uses only wild fish from the herring family as a single source, novel protein. This reduced calorie or senior diet offers ideal bite size kibble and glucosamine to aid in joint health. This formula is very rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids producing a healthy skin and coat for your dog. Single source protein (fish) and carbohydrates (potatoes) means this is one of the most simple, easily digestible, grain free diets available in today’s market. FirstMate Pacific Ocean Fish Formula is great for rotation or elimination diets. All FirstMate formulations are manufactured at our plant located in Chilliwack B.C. Canada with care.

Key Benefits
  • Single source, novel protein & single source carbohydrate, eliminates the risk of allergies derived from chicken. A great hypoallergenic formula
  • Reduced calorie formula, ideal for seniors, less active dogs, or overweight pups
  • Grain-free recipe for a simple, easily digestible meal that’s ideal for rotation or elimination diets
  • Glucosamine to aid in joint health, added after the cooking process to ensure viability. Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids for healthy skin and coat
  • Made in Canada with the best ingredient quality available

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  • Item Number
    88359
  • Weight
    5.0 pounds
  • Breed Size

    All Breeds, Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds

  • Food Form

    Dry Food

  • Lifestage

    Senior

  • Made in

    Canada

  • Special Diet

    Sensitive Digestion, Grain-Free, Limited Ingredient Diet, Weight Control

Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Potato, Pacific Ocean Fish Meal, Tomato Pomace, Chicken Fat* (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Fish Oil, Dicalcium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Calcium Propionate (Preservative), Yucca Schidigera Extract, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Iodine, Cobalt Carbonate, Selenium Yeast), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Riboflavin, Niacin, D-Pantothenic Acid, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Yeast Extract (a Source of Prebiotics) Glucosamine Hydrochloride.

New Ingredients: Ocean Fish Meal, Burbank Potato, Norkotah Potato, Tomato Pomace Chicken Fat (Mixed Tocopherols), Dicalcium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Propionate Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Copper Proteinate, Iodine, Cobalt Carbonate, Selenium Yeast), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Riboflavin, Niacin, D-pantothenic Acid, Thiamine hydrochloride, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Yeast Extract, Glucosamine Hydrochloride.

Caloric Content

3,060 kcal/kg, 474 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 18.0% min
Crude Fat 8.0% min
Crude Fibre 8.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Magnesium 0.09% max
Ash 6.0% max
Calcium 0.8% min
Phosphorous 0.5% min
Glucosamine 100mg/kg
Calcium/Phosphorous Ratio 1.6:1
Feeding Instructions
Weight Senior/Less Active Daily Feeding (cup) Adult Daily Feeding (cup) Puppy Daily Feeding (cup)
2 - 5 lbs 1/8 - 1/4 1/8 - 1/4 1/8 - 1/4
5 - 10 lbs 1/8 - 1/4 1/4 - 1/3 1/4 - 1/3
10 - 20 lbs 1/4 - 1/2 1/3 - 2/3 1/3 - 3/4
20 - 30 lbs 1/2 - 3/4 2/3 - 1 3/4 - 1 1/4
30 - 50 lbs 3/4 - 1 1/2 1 - 1 3/4 1 1/4 - 2
50 - 70 lbs 1 1/2 - 2 1 3/4 - 2 1/4 2 - 2 3/4
70 - 90 lbs 2 - 2 1/2 2 1/4 - 3 2 3/4 - 3 1/2
90 - 110 lbs 2 1/2 - 3 3 - 3 3/4 3 1/2 - 4 1/4
110 - 140 lbs 3 - 4 3 3/4 - 4 1/2 4 1/4 - 5
Transition Instructions

When transitioning to our dry food from another brand, we typically recommend a 7-day transition period. Begin by introducing a small amount of FirstMate with the old food on the first day. Gradually increase the amount of the new food, decreasing the amount of the old food over the course of a week until they are eating exclusively FirstMate. 

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do your products appear different at times?

Our products contain natural ingredients without the addition of artificial coloring or binders. As a result, you may note variation in the appearance of our products between batches.

Chicken Fat and Chicken Allergies:

Our bodies and our pet’s bodies react differently with proteins and fats. An allergy is caused by the bodies reaction with the protein of what we’ve come in contact with. Our chicken fat is free of chicken protein and will therefore not cause a reaction for those animals with a chicken allergy.

Do you use GMO ingredients?

No, FirstMate and Kasiks do not contain GMO ingredients.

What is a meal? How does it compare to a fresh meat?

Chicken meal is a concentrated source of chicken protein in which most of the moisture and some of the fat has been removed. Meals such as these provide nearly 4 times more protein than the fresh ingredients.

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    My dogs love Firstmate. So many diet foods are not big hits with our guys. This was a very pleasant find and, we can already see a difference in their weight.

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  • Great food for seniors

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    Since we switched to this food for our senior akita/shepherd mix (11yrs) He has been doing so much better. His coat shines beautifully and he lost a bit of weight. I usually mix it with a little extra omega 3 and some wet food. We also started to give it to our two little seniors and they like it as well.

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  • Fast Delivery

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    It was really nice to have a company promise that it would be a quick delivery and it was. Needless to say I've been disappointed by some of the other delivery history at other places I've ordered but chewy.com came through and I received a quality product that my dog loves.

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  • My senior dog loves it!

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    My 13 year old bull terrier cries and moans for more! I’ll be ordering again.

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  • Dog not happy

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    We bought this since the prior dog food we bought was temporarily out of stock. Our dog has been barking and whining that he is hungry. He will only eat half the bowl. He will continue to beg for treats all day even though there is food leftover in his dish. The dog food we bought before this, he would be doing circles and wagging his tail for. Now we are trying something else once again.

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  • New food choice for my Bassett hounds

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    Chewy has been really great in helping me find a replacement brand since the no longer carry Fromm. My Bassett are cleaning their bowls

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  • Lower protein for older dogs

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    Bought because of the lower protein recommended for older dogs....less strain on the kidneys and liver. Must be very tasty because my cats keep trying to take if from Matrix, my 11 year old Catahoula. Finally started giving them one or two for treats. Matrix has no stomach upsets and eats every bit of it (mixed with her organic canned turkey). Her coat is beautiful and she is healthy.

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  • Buddy loves it!!

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    Great healthy food. My Buddy liked it immediately. I am sure it will control his weight better.

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  • So far so good

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    I was looking for a senior grain free dry dog food that was also NOT chicken or turkey and weight management. So far so good... diarrhea has stopped and my 13 yr old Lab eats it usually. Whether it will help with weight management is too early to tell. Thanks for helping me find it!

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  • Firstmate actually answers their phone :-)

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    As a Doberman owner, my breed needs a low copper diet. Under 15 PPM. For my senior dog, I needed a grain free food with a low protein level but also keeping the copper level low. This was not easy to find. I searched for hours and finally found this formula but looking at the copper content, it was not near the bottom which concerned me greatly. So I called the company's 800 # and they were wonderful to talk to. They looked up their actual copper content and it was 13.2 PPM, under the 15 PPM which eased my mind greatly. Thank you Chewy for carrying this and thank you Firstmate for being there.

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